All 14 teams will be eager to know their fate at the NBA Draft Lottery 2021 scheduled for 8:30 PM ET tomorrow.
The NBA Draft lottery is just a day away and the NBA fans will surely be excited to know where their teams line up in the draft. We will also get to know the team in pole to draft Oklahoma City’s highly rated point guard Cade Cunningham.
The 19-yer old is predicted to be the first overall pick in this year’s draft.
This year’s draft class is very strong and even apart from Cunningham there are several other top prospects. Players like Evan Mobley, Jalen Green, Jalen Suggs and Jonathan Kuminga all have the potential to be top players in the NBA.
The NBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for June 22, 2021, and the event will start at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday (6:00 AM IST Wednesday). The event can be watched live on ESPN as they will have the whole coverage of the lottery.
How does the NBA Draft lottery work?
The overall lottery process in the NBA saw a transformation in 2019. The event mainly involves the 14 teams that have failed to qualify for the Playoffs this season. The main change was to select the top four teams by drawing ping pong balls in the lottery machine.
Basically, fourteen balls are selected and kept in the lottery machine and four of them are drawn randomly at a time. The balls are generally placed in the machine for 20 seconds to randomize before the first ball is drawn. From the second ball onwards the sequence changes to only 10 seconds.
The event is usually organised in an hour long show on ESPN where the lottery is announced in reverse order. There are auditing companies to see that all processes are going on smoothly or not.
Representatives from each of the fourteen NBA franchises also remain present at the NBA Lottery event. The drawing of the ping pong balls are held in private in the presence of auditors and team representatives. While the audience gets to see the results of the lottery in a televised unveiling.